Black Bear Sightings in Urban Area

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 AM

Residents are advised that there have been reported black bear sightings in various locations in the urban area of the Municipality.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) cautions that at this time of year, natural food sources for bears can be scarce, so bears are seeking other available food sources (attractants), some of which may be available on or near your property. It is recommended that residents follow these steps to ensure that attractants are not available on or near residential...

Tree Removal on Lakeshore Road

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Council and staff have received numerous inquiries from residents about trees that have been removed along Ridout Street and Lakeshore Road. Below is a review of the project details.

The tree removal is part of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction Project, an undertaking that is a critical expansion and one that will have a significant impact on the ability for residents to safely walk on a sidewalk rather than on the side of the road. This has long been a request advocated by many residents over time.


Parkland Closure Bordering Ganaraska River

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:00 AM

The closure of the green space, trails and parklands that border the Ganaraska River has received a great deal of attention from the community. Council would like to provide the community with some additional background information as to how they arrived at the decision to close these areas.

It is well known that the opening of the Trout fishing season is an incredibly popular event, attracting hundreds of anglers from all over the Province and beyond to Port Hope to enjoy fishing along the River....

April 21 Council Meeting Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Municipality of Port Hope Council Meeting - April 21, 2020

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Port Hope, ON

Below is a summary of key items discussed at the Municipality of Port Hope regular Council Meeting held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The full agenda and staff reports are available on the Council Portal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was held electronically via video conference.

Land use restrictions

Council authorized the closure of all lands and parks under ownership...

April 21 Council Meeting Public Participation

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM

The Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings on April 21, 2020 are being held electronically using ZOOM meeting software. The Council meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and the Committee of the Whole meeting will begin shortly after the Council meeting ends.

If you wish to participate on your computer or tablet:
To view the Council or Committee of the Whole Meeting through your computer (or smartphone with the ZOOM app) go to:

If you wish to participate by telephone...